Noted events in his life were:
1. Property, 5 Apr 1753, North Carolina, United States. 3562 John McCain received NC grant for 107 acres in Waxhaw area.
2. Will, 26 Nov 1798, Blount County, Tennessee, United States. John McCain Will [maybe this one] Filed in 1798 Blount County, Tennessee. In the Name of God Amen;-- I, John McCain of the County of Blount and State of Tennessee being of sound and perfect mind and memory do this ninth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Ninety Eight (9th Oct 1798) make and publish this my last Will and Testament in the following manner. (1) First I recommend my soul to God that gave it and my Body to be decently buried. (2) I bequeth to my dearly beloved wife Agness - one Horse, saddle and bridle, one Cow, and Spining wheel, and all the Household furniture, And also a desent living upon the Plantation I now live on while she remeans a widow. (3) I bequeth to my son John all that part of my land that lies on the south side of the branch, and the young mare, and one two year old heffer. (4) I bequeth to my son Eli all that part of my land that lies on the north side of the branch, and one two year old heffer. (5) I bequeth to my son James one fifth part of the value of all my land after the price of Entering is reducted from it. (6) I bequeth to my son Robert one fifth part of the value of all my land after the price of entering is reducted from it. (7) I bequeth to my son William the fifth part of the value of all my land after the price of entering is reducted from it. --- James, Robert, and William to be reased and schooled on the place and paid thire parts by John and Eli. --- The rest of my stock and Empliments of Husbandry and crop to be for the use and reasing and schooling the children except what will pay my debts. I do ordain and appoint my trusty frends John Kinnedy and James McGeaughey Executors of this my last will and Testament, And I John McCain do Sign and Seal this my last Will and Testament Witness my hand and Seal the day and date above written in presence of Andw Bogle (John McCain Will Record 42 - - Filed 26 Nov. 1798) Mr. Joe L. Marshall (clerk) Circuit Court Blount County, Maryville, Tennessee. (posted at http://web2.airmail.net/mccainjm/mccjowl.htm)
3. Residence: Tennessee, United States. 1385 Brother of Hugh McCain, he settled on White's River in Eastern Tennessee.
4. Story. These are comments posted about John McCain's will: Rev. John Nesbit McCain stated in a letter written June 10, 1886, that his great-grandfather Hugh McCain, Sr. had a brother named John who settled on White's River in Eastern Tennessee. The above named Blount County is south of Knoxville, Tennessee, which is in the eastern area of the state. No White's River, creek or stream has been found in Blount County, but the Blount County Library, Maryville, Tennessee, furnished the following: According to Inez Burns' "History of Blount County" quote "In 1842 Isaac White built a mill on Crooked Creek on land bought from George Snider, which is on the road from Maryville to Law's Chapel and Rocky Branch. The mill is still in operation and the road, since the building of the mill has been called White's Mill Road." Since the facts given here are not conclusive, the relationship of the above John McCain to Hugh McCain, Sr., is not definitely known at this time. The son James (5) above may be the James McCain reported by some of his descendants as having come from near Knoxville, Tennessee, and who settled near Lineville, Clay County, Alabama. He was said to have been buried at Olive Branch Church Cemetery on land donated by his son Seaborn McCain. (posted at http://web2.airmail.net/mccainjm/mccjowl.htm)